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Opener Abid Ali was cleared from a concussion after hitting a helmet

Opener Abid Ali was cleared from a concussion after hitting a helmet
Opener Abid Ali was cleared from a concussion after hitting a helmet

Pakistani Batsman Abid Ali was freed from a concussion after being hit by a helmet on Sunday during an indoor match in England, the team said in a statement.

On the third of four days in Derby, Abid took a short step forward when he met Haider Ali and distracted Mohammad Abbas.

As a precaution, he will now be absent on the fourth and final day on Sunday, although the team doctor said he showed no signs of concussion even after the scan.

“Abid is fine and will be available for training again on Wednesday after the weekend of Tuesday,” Dr. Sohail Saleem in a statement from Cricket Pakistan.

“He underwent protective tomography, which was also normalized (finding).”

However, left-handed batter Khushdil Shah, a Twenty20 specialist, was banned for up to three weeks after contracting a broken left thumb during Saturday’s training session.

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Hushdil, who is not playing in the home team’s current match, will not be available for the second four-day match, which will also take place at the Midlands Derby from July 24-27.

Pakistan will face England in a series of three tests, starting on August 5 at Old Trafford before ending with two matches at the Ageas Bowl headquarters in Hampshire.

They returned to Old Trafford from 28 August to 1 September for three international interventions with England on the Manchester field.

England are currently playing for the West Indies in the second ongoing test at Old Trafford as part of a three-match series that marks the return of international cricket from the coronavirus blockade. Reuters 

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